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Crazy Quilt Jacket



Create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, destash your fabric scraps & really use ALL of the decorative stitches on your machine! Using various fabrics, embroidery threads, decorative & quilting stitches, with your creative designing talents to stitch an unlined jacket or vest of your dreams!  Limited only by your imagination!

You will be stitching overlapping, irregular-shaped fabric pieces onto a foundation fabric using decorative/ quilting stitches. You may choose to cover only the fronts of your garment or only one side of the front or the entire garment.  YOU are the designer!  You will learn:

-the crazy quilting technique.

-how to utilize your color wheel to plan & design a garment.

-Add to your knowledge of color theory and clothing construction.


Bring to class all supplies with your prepared fabrics.  Foundation and underlining fabrics are to be washed, pressed prior to class with pattern pieces drawn onto the foundation fabric only.  Cut out each pattern piece from both fabrics, approximately 1-2” beyond the marked lines to allow for drawing up of fabric during the decorative stitching. Mark to identify each pattern piece.



-Intermediate level or very confident beginning sewist. 

-Ability to read patterns

-Working knowledge of garment construction.

-Familiarity with your machine & how to set your machine for the quilting or embroidery stitches built into it.

-Helpful to have some color theory experience.



-Jacket pattern which you have sewn before or you have checked your current measurements against the pattern measurements to determine appropriate size. *Pre-made garment sizes are NOT consistent with pattern sizes! *

-Sewing machine with quilting or decorative stitches built in.

-Scissors, rotary cutter, seam ripper, seam roller-press, color wheel, quilters ruler 6” X 12”, clear-decorative stitch foot, open toe foot, any feet you prefer or required for the decorative / quilting stitches, craft iron & wool pressing mat, cutting mat if desired.

-Coordinating embroidery threads, bobbins pre-wound with matching embroidery threads


- FABRICS:   Use high quality quilting cottons.  Avoid loosely woven fabrics so your garment will stand up to washing, wear & tear and decorative stitching.  

                Foundation fabric: pre-shrunk muslin, pre-washed flannel, any high-quality quilting cotton with a relatively tight weave. You may stitch directly onto a very thin cotton batting.  Amount equal to the fabric required for your chosen pattern.

Fashion fabric: for parts of garment that will NOT be covered by crazy quilting. (see pattern for amount)

Underlining fabric: high quality or permanent-press muslin, may use any cotton quilting fabric. (see pattern for amount)

Quilting fabric pieces:  minimum of 12 – 20 different cotton quilting fabrics – various small & medium size prints, solids, batiks, blenders, *avoid- geometric prints.  Fabric pieces should be at least 5”x 5” or greater. Coordinated packs of 5” charms, 10” Layer cakes, fat quarters, half yards are excellent choices. 

-Recommend choosing similar color groups, manufacturers fabric groupings, themes (music, sport, seasons, holiday, professions: teaching, nursing, etc.) to keep your garment looking pulled together/coordinated

-Please avoid 2.5” jelly-roles, 2.5” charm packs-these are too small!  *The smaller the fabric pieces means you will spend excessive time sewing AND changing threads! This will prolong the time required to complete your project. *



Instructor: Martha Gilbert

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